The Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority are pleased to announce that preparations are underway for the 23rd edition of the MALTA INTERNATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL that shall be held on the Mediterranean Island of Malta between 2nd and 5th November, 2017.

The Festival has now become a mainstay in the Maltese musical calendar and so it is very much anticipated by all music lovers of the genre. Suffice to say that in each of the last editions, Malta hosted 800 international choristers hailing from countries as diverse as Russia, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Spain and China.

Choirs may participate in the festival in more ways than one. The festival has a competitive side to it, as well as a non-competitive programme. The Festival runs over four days strong and provides choirs with a varied programme, spread across several venues. Another important aspect of the festival is the pedagogical part which takes place in the form of workshops or masterclasses.

The festival’s schedule is planned in such a way as to allow free time for foreign choirs to enjoy the country’s unique cultural and historical heritage and of course, the sun and sea. Weather in November is still warm enough to spend a day on the beach and enjoy the crystal clear waters.

Should you want to know more about the mode of participation, we kindly ask you to write to the Administrator of the Festival on administrator@maltachoirfest.com


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As part of the Malta International Choir Festival 2017, the Organising Committee is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the choral ‘Composition Competition’. The aim of this competition is to encourage composers of any age and nationality to create their own choral piece for the 23rd edition of the festival. The winning composition shall be performed in SATB and a cappella during the festival. Closing date for submission of composition is March 31. The results of the competition shall be announced on June 30, 2017.

The winner will receive a monetary prize of €1000 (one thousand Euro), a diploma and a recording of his opus.

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